Jang Joon-hwan (born January 18, 1970) is a South Korean film director.

Jang Joon-hwan
Born (1970-01-18) January 18, 1970 (age 50)
EducationSungkyunkwan University
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1994-present
Moon So-ri (m. 2006)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Jun-hwan
McCune–ReischauerChang Chunhwan

Life and careerEdit

A graduate of Sungkyunkwan University, Jang's first directing job was on the 1994 short film 2001 Imagine. His feature-length debut was the critically acclaimed cult science fiction film Save the Green Planet! (2003), considered one of the most unique and original films in the history of Korean cinema.[1] Jang won Best Director at the 4th Busan Film Critics Awards, and the Special Silver St. George for Best Director at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

He directed two more short films Hair (2004), and Love for Sale (2010, as part of the omnibus Camellia, about the past, present and future of the city Busan). Then in 2013, Jang's long-awaited second feature film was released, a revenge thriller titled Hwayi: A Monster Boy.[3][4][5]

The year 2017, he directed political thriller film titled 1987: When the Day Comes. The film was a critical and commercial success, and won best director and best film in 9th KOFRA Film Awards and 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards for best film.

Personal lifeEdit

Jang married actress Moon So-ri on December 24, 2006.[6]



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "JANG Joon-hwan". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  3. ^ Baek, Jong-hyun (18 January 2013). "Meet the Monster in HWAYI". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  4. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (4 September 2013). "JANG Joon-hwan Returns with HWAYI". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  5. ^ Hwang, Hei-rim (30 September 2013). "JANG Joon-hwan Returns". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  6. ^ "Actress, Director to Wed on Christmas Eve". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  7. ^ "'Burning' wins best picture at Daejong Film Awards". Yonhap News. 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ cite web|url=https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/12/exo-s-do-kim-tae-ri-and-more-win-awards-at-the-18th-director-s-cut-awards%7Ctitle=EXO's D.O., Kim Tae Ri, and more win awards at the '18th Director's Cut Awards!|date=14 December 2018|website=Allkpop}}

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